Monday, March 27, 2023

Southlake Public Library Hosts Holiday-Themed Workshops

Mark your calendars and get WRAPPED up with all the merry activities at the Southlake Public Library. Whether it’s Storytime with Mrs. Claus or a puppet show with Frosty and Friends, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Check out our Holiday Schedule:

  • Storytime Meet and Greet with Mrs. Claus – Monday, December 19 | 9 – 10 a.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Marty Westerman Magician – Tuesday, December 20 | 2 p.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Cool, Cold-blooded Critters with Wildlife on the Move – Wednesday, December 21 | 2 p.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Frosty and Friends Puppet Show – Thursday, December 22| 11 a.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Window to the Wild Bird Show – Tuesday, December 27 | 2 p.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Holiday Bingo with Ms. Karen and Ms. Stacy – Wednesday, December 28 | 2 p.m. | Town Hall Third Floor
  • Arthouse Art Project – Thursday, December 29 | 11 a.m. | Town Hall Third Floor

Five Things The Community Services Department is Thankful For This Thanksgiving

The holiday season is finally here, and we can’t wait to ramp up the celebrations!

The City came together last weekend to celebrate Home for the Holidays and light up Town Square with holiday cheer. As Thanksgiving is this week, however, we didn’t want to let this crucial holiday pass without expressing our gratitude.

Here are five things we are thankful for this week:

Incredible Partners
Our mission is to create world-class experiences, and we couldn’t accomplish that without strong partnerships. Thank you to our volunteers, vendors, sponsors, board and commission members, athletic associations, and community services organizations that enhance the quality of our services every day. We’re grateful to you for sharing our mission and helping us meet it daily!

Beautiful Green Spaces
The holiday season is beautiful, but nothing beats having expertly planned and maintained public green spaces and parks. From the twinkling lights in Town Square to chilly walks in Bicentennial Park, November is a great month to get outside. Thank you to our Parks Division for your commitment to city-wide beautification all year round!

Serving our Community
Not everyone is lucky enough to get to do what they love for work every day. Parks and Recreation professionals have the privilege of dedicating their careers to promoting healthy habits, providing exciting recreational programming, and celebrating life’s most precious moments! We love working with our community, from Champions Club members to Senior Activity Center members, programs, and athletics participants! Thank you for your trust!

Supportive Teammates
Cliché as it sounds, teamwork, makes the dream work, and we have an incredibly supportive team in the Community Services Department. This Thanksgiving, we are grateful for co-workers who are always willing to lend a helping hand and make showing up to work fun every day!

Taking Time to Celebrate
Life moves by fast, so it’s essential to take the time to celebrate all occasions, big and small! We are grateful to celebrate this upcoming holiday as we continue to plan world-class holiday programs in the coming weeks. We hope our residents take the time to celebrate with their families and join us throughout the holiday season!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Community Services Department!


‘Tis the Season for Southlake’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

You’re invited to watch Southlake Town Square light-up for the holiday season at the City of Southlake’s annual Home for the Holidays — Christmastime in Southlake Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, November 20 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m.

This whimsical celebration kicks off the holiday season with a variety of family-friendly entertainment, arts and crafts, and delectable holiday treats.

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy free event activities such as cookies decorating, ornament crafting, writing letters to Santa, carriage rides with your family and friends, pictures with Santa and his elves, and sliding down our 12-foot-high snow hill. This year, there will be a second snow hill designed specifically for small children.

Southlake Fire Department will have their Fill the Truck Toy Drive.

To review the full list of Home for the Holidays — Christmastime in Southlake festivities (e.g., Breakfast with Santa), visit our website.

Parking will be available at the East and West parking garages. If you plan to use a ride share service, please direct them to our designated drop-off location at Summit Park located at 1501 Main Street.

Text H4HSLK to 888777 to receive real-time alerts related to the event.

Special thanks to the Home for the Holidays sponsors: Amber Butcher with Engel & Voelkers Southlake, Texas Health Southlake, WAY-FM and T-Mobile Southlake.

Have a December to Remember at Home for the Holidays 2020

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Southlake’s annual Home for the Holidays celebration. This year’s activities will look a little different than previous years, but it will still be a December to remember!

The virtual tree lighting will air on the City of Southlake Facebook page November 21 at 6 p.m. Order from your favorite Southlake restaurant and enjoy a night in with your family. Hear about some of our favorite holiday traditions from Mayor Laura Hill and City Council members and watch our tree lighting ceremony from the safety and comfort of your home.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!

This year’s festivities have been extended so that your favorite Home for the Holidays activities are available in a safe way. Join us December 1 – 20 for pop-up events during our 20 Days of Holiday Cheer featuring our first ever Southlake Holiday Cheer parade on December 5 and a snow hill on December 19! More information on each event will be available soon so keep an eye on and City of Southlake Facebook page for all the details.

With help from our partners, you’ll still be able to visit Santa’s Village and ride a carriage through Southlake Town Square in a safe way.

This year will definitely be a December to remember! Have a happy holiday season!

Top 9 Holiday Happenings in Southlake

While we may not be walking in a winter wonderland in Texas, things are definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Southlake. As part of Home for the Holidays, get ready for a season full of merry and bright events, activities, and more. From giving back to seasonal shopping, plus festive fun for the kids, here are 9 holiday happenings to help you make the most of the holiday season in Southlake:

  1. Toy & Food Drive – In the spirit of giving, the Southlake Fire and Police Departments are again participating in Christmas is for Children (CIFC), a program that provides a complete holiday experience for children and families in need. You can help—just bring new, unwrapped toys, children’s clothing, or non-perishable food items to the lobby of either one of these DPS locations by December 24: 600 State Street or 2100 West Southlake Boulevard.
  2. Holiday Concierge—Make the holidays a little less hectic with the help of someone who can give you directions to your favorite store, tell you movie show times, and can even make dinner reservations for you. Located in Town Square between the Boardroom Salon for Men and Barse Jewelry, the Holiday Concierge even offers Southlake Town Square gift cards. Accepted at all Town Square merchants and restaurants, the cards make for ideal gifts for anyone on your list.
  3. Carriage Rides in the Square—Now through December 31, enjoy the lights in Town Square during an old-fashioned carriage ride, complete with the sounds of horse hooves and holiday music.
  4. Story Time at the Station—Kids of all ages will enjoy puppets, a sing along, and a reading of “Frosty the Snowman” with firefighters and police officers on Wednesday, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Southlake Fire Station 1.
  5. Santa’s Little Helpers—Bring your little elves to this festive opportunity to help make Christmas presents with Santa, listen to holiday music, and enjoy seasonal games on Saturday, December 10, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at The Marq Southlake.
  6. Story Time with Mrs. Claus—Just in from the North Pole, Mrs. Clause will be reading stories and sharing cookies with hot chocolate to any friends ready for seasonal fun on Monday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m. on the third floor of Town Hall.
  7. Cookie Decorating—Sprinkle some joy on a holiday cookie and take it home to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Enjoy an afternoon of sugar, spice and everything nice on Tuesday, December 20, at 2:00 p.m. on the third floor of Town Hall.
  8. Holiday Crafternoon—Crafts aren’t just for kids! Unleash your inner elf and enjoy a fun opportunity to get creative on Wednesday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. in the Southlake Library. Kids crafts will be available for ages 10 and under. Additional spots available. Register now.
  9. Vic’s Holiday Extravaganza—Add laughter to the holiday season with stand-up comedy, holiday songs, audience participation, and hilarious puppets on Thursday, December 22, at 1:00 p.m. on the third floor of Town Hall. Additional spots available. Register now.

With a season full of holiday happenings, Southlake is the perfect destination for seasonal fun! For more information about all-things-holiday in Southlake, visit or call (817) 748-8019.

Home for the Holidays 2016 Brings Merry and Bright Festivities to Southlake

Spectacular sparkling lights, festive family fun, and seasonal shopping galore are all part of Southlake’s Home for the Holidays, a month-long of holiday happenings in and around Southlake Town Square. Seasonal celebrations officially kick-off with the Annual Tree Lighting ceremony scheduled for Saturday, November 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. With free parking and free admission, this merry and bright start to the holiday season makes Southlake the perfect destination for Christmas cheer.nk6_0236

Be transported to a winter wonderland. A Southlake tradition for more than 15 years, the Annual Tree Lighting event features Santa’s illumination of Christmas lights in Southlake Town Square and includes a variety of seasonal family activities: a four-lane snow hill, snow man building, holiday crafts, ornament decorating, complimentary photos with Santa, letters to Santa, holiday treats, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a toy and food drive. Seasonal songs and entertainment will be provided by the Southlake Community Band and Southlake school choirs. The night of fun-filled merriment is only the start to a season full of festivities.

Santa is coming to town! Guests can stop by Santa’s Village in Rustin Park in Town Square to share wish lists and have holiday pictures taken with the jolly ole elf through Christmas eve. Kids can even have Breakfast with Santa or be one of Santa’s Little Helpers during events at The Marq Southlake.nk9_0053-november232013-3

Children will also have a blast during Story Time with Mrs. Clause, Cookie Decorating, Story Time at the Station, Holiday Crafternoon, and Mr. Vic’s Holiday Extravaganza. Popular during school breaks, Holiday Break Camp Mania is a great opportunity for kids to enjoy arts and crafts, field trips and plenty of play time. With multiple camp dates, there are a variety of options to keep children entertained while parents finish holiday shopping.

Making a list and checking it twice? With so many shopping and dining options in Southlake Town Square, the Holiday Concierge in can help guests stay organized this season. Browse movie showtimes, buy gift cards, check restaurant menus, get directions and information about stores, and make dinner reservations through this holiday service. Don’t forget about the other major shopping hot spots in Southlake, including Gateway Plaza, Kimball Oaks, Park Village, Shops of nk8_0288-november232013-3Southlake, and Southlake Marketplace. Savvy shoppers can even keep track of Black Friday hours and locations to find the best holiday buys this year.

Accommodate visiting friends and family with well-appointed rooms at Hilton Southlake Town Square, the perfect location for enjoying seasonal excitement. Hosting a holiday soiree? The Hilton even has event space for festive get-togethers and offers catering from Copeland’s of New Orleans, including famous Cajun Fried Turkeys to make holiday meals all the more memorable.

Have yourself a merry and bright holiday season during Southlake’s Home for the Holidays! For additional details, including dates and times for all of the holiday happenings, visit or call (817) 748-8019. Businesses and community organizations may submit information for posting to

Breakfast With Santa Almost Full. Register Today!

Are your kids unsure if Santa got their letter? What better way for them to check than to ask him in person!

Santa will be visiting The Marq Southlake for a special breakfast on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The 10:00 AM Session is already sold out! Register quickly for the 8:00 AM Session. The cost is $12.00 per person.

Families will enjoy a delicious breakfast, participants will make holiday crafts and receive a complimentary photo sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras and remind the children to bring their wish list.

Pre-registration is required for this event; you can register for Breakfast with Santa online or in person at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8900. Be sure to register early as Breakfast with Santa WILL sell out!

Pumpkin Painting Palooza at Southlake Public Library

There is a lot one can do with pumpkins – bake a pie, carve them, use them as decorations – but at the Southlake Public Library we will be painting them! Wouldn’t you like to paint some too?

Pumpkin Painting Palooza
October 10, 2016 at 11 AM
Town Hall, 3rd Floor

Join us for a late morning full of spooky fun, as we paint mini-pumpkins and munch on holiday treats! All supplies provided, just bring your creativity. All ages are welcome.
For more information please call Southlake Public Library at 817.748.8243 or visit here for more information.

Fall 2016 Southlake Scene is now available!

Looking for family activities coming up? Curious about what events The Marq has in store? Is your child interested in a camp or team sports? Then check out the Fall 2016 edition of The Southlake Scene!

The most recent edition of the Southlake Scene is now available online to Documenthelp plan your family’s activities in the city! From Youth Camps and sports, to the Monster Mash, the Southlake Scene has all your need-to-know information on all of Southlake’s major up-coming events.

In addition, registration for Team Sports, Youth/Adult Camps, and all other programs is open to the public. Don’t forget to sign up as soon as possible, as available spots can fill up quickly!

Planning your own big event? Facility rental information is also included in the Southlake Scene for your convenience.

For registration, all this information and more, Check it out here, The Southlake Scene!

For more information go to or Call (817) 748-8019